Overview of the course
Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.
With the opportunity to showcase your excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism in our Wella-accredited salon, you will gain the experience that you need in order to cement a career in anything from fashion, to film and TV, to owning your own business.
Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
What you'll learn
The course is responsive to new and current trends and units cover:
• Creatively cutting hair - including restyles and precision cuts
• Colour hair using a variety of techniques & Colour Correction
• Creatively styling and dressing long hair
• Planning and promoting a hairdressing competition and implementing it.
If required for your chosen HE course, you may wish to study English & maths to Level 3.
Elements of study
Your programme consists of the following elements:
• Study of your chosen vocational subject (50% of your programme)
• English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
• Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
• Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
• Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills).
We ask that you have a Diploma Level 2, or equivalent, in Hairdressing.
This is an intensive course and you will need to be self-motivated, a good communicator and have heaps of creative flair.
How will I be assessed?
Theory aspects of the course are taught and assessed in the classroom environment, and practical aspects are taught and assessed in our Wella salon. All practical assessments are observed by a qualified Hairdresser.
Is there anything else I need to know?
The College will support you throughout your time here; you will receive personal support from both your tutor and your Learning & Development Mentor. Support is also available from our dedicated Student Services team for personal, financial and careers guidance.
During their last inspection, Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “well targeted information, advice and careers guidance, which meets individual needs and enables learners to make informed choices about the next steps in their learning and career”.
We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
• Meeting guest speakers from the industry
• Visiting local businesses
• Taking part in Showcase activities and related events.
Our £75 million campus offers:
• A fitness suite and sports hall
• Apple Mac suites
• A theatre and dance studios
• A café selling Costa coffee
• Wella-approved hair salons
We also have a wide range of events throughout the year including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
Number 1 for Achievement Rates
We’re the number one General FE and Tertiary College for 16-18 achievement rates in Greater Manchester.
Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’
On our last inspection we were graded 2 for ‘Good’. Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.
Who can I speak to about this course?
In the first instance please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?
You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
After you have completed the course you could progress on to a higher education course at college or university, or explore the possibility of doing a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4).
Following further study you could work as:
• A fully-trained Hairdresser where you could earn between £14,000 and £20,000 a year, depending on experience.
• A Salon Manager, earning between £18,000 and £30,000 a year.
Supporting your learning and wellbeing
We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university - taking part in our enrichment programme will give you a CV to wow in all of these situations! You’ll benefit from:
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brAs well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.
brWe want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing.
Working with your Learning Development Mentor, Tutors and Careers Coaches, you’ll gain an insight and understanding of your sector, helping you to make important decisions about your future, whether that’s university or employment.
brThanks to our partnership with the University of Bolton, you’ll also benefit from everything the university has to offer, with a range of opportunities to build additional skills and experiences, giving you everything you need to become a FUTURE SUCCESS, in whichever field you choose!
brExposure to employers is also an integral part of this programme - we will seek to ensure that you have opportunities to gain real-word experience of your sector, giving you the qualifications and experience to progress!
Gifted and Talented Programme
If you’re a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will challenge you, encouraging you to fulfil your potential. You may have the opportunity to study additional qualifications, with support in place to complement your study programme experience.
Why choose us?
We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.
brWe’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
brOur £75 million campus offers a newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
How to apply?
Click the ‘Apply’ button. Log in to your Learner Hub account (you will be able to create an account if you do not already have one) so that you can track your application and enrol online in August. If you have any difficulties please contact us via Live Chat from any of our website pages
Due to current circumstances, we’re working on content for our Virtual Open Events – you can register now for the events, which will be available from Monday 16th November 2020 and can be viewed any time after this date.
To register, please visit a href="http://www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events" www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/register-open-events /a and complete the registration form – once ready, we’ll send you a link, and you’ll also be automatically entered in to a prize draw to win a brand-new iPad!
You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.